As the Middle East dominated headlines and op-eds this week, nationwide protests against Wal-Mart in the US revealed a spirit of sharing and solidarity amid the shopping mayhem of Black Friday, while over in Europe the news was dominated by austerity, austerity and more austerity. A roundup of news highlights from STWR.
There can be no talk of peace in the Middle East so long as Israel is given political immunity, financial assistance
and diplomatic support by other Western states. It is high time that the international community assumed responsibility
for securing justice for the Palestinian people.
support for the sharing economy has the potential to change the way we
understand and address the many challenges we face. But it is at the national
and global level that sharing can have a truly transformative impact in
relation to poverty, sustainability and world peace.
This week saw the world’s first ever Global Sharing Day, a renewed
focus on austerity and the Welfare State in America, and an ingenious
initiative from Occupy to free citizens from debt distress. Is it time for Occupy to also include a worldwide safety net as one of their campaign priorities? A roundup of news highlights from STWR.
Bravo to the magazine 'In These Times' for proudly hailing the importance of the welfare state in America. It is essential that more progressives follow their example in advocating sharing on a nationwide level - which
is exactly what the universal provision of social welfare is all about.
STWR are one of the partners for the world’s first ever Global Sharing Day on Wednesday 14th November. As a host of sharing-related activities take place throughout the day, let’s celebrate the importance of sharing in all its forms – including in relation to poverty, inequality and climate change.
What should we make of President Obama's election victory this week? Only one thing is for sure: the intense focus on
the bombast of politicians is somewhat misplaced, and we still await the public to rise up in a concerted call for sharing and justice.
In recent months, STWR has attended a number of conferences and
published various papers in which we argue the necessity of sharing global
resources, and call on everyone to raise their voice for global sharing.
An update of news and activities from Share The World's Resources.
The story of what our society is all about
is now up for grabs, and the sharing economy has an opportunity to develop a vision that
shows how sharing addresses the world’s greatest challenges
and offers a new, inspiring way forward for society, writes Neal Gorenflo.
As the Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang argues, industrial policy is the proverbial 'Prince' that is missing from 'Hamlet' in discussions about development. So should NGOs work out a global campaign on industrial upgrading, or is that just too weird and
abstract to work? By Duncan Green.